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Napolitano: Trump violated separation of powers three times this week alone

a best part of this clip is a lefties sharing it on Twitter & exchanging virtual high-fives over it, as if ay didn’t thrill to Obama sticking it to a do-nothing GOP Congress every time he concluded that what America needed is more power in a executive branch. Here’s how St. Barack answered a question in 2013 about his decision to delay implementation of a employer m&ate in ObamaCare even though federal law required it to take effect on a certain date:

[W]here Congress is unwilling to act, I will take whatever administrative steps that I can in order to do right by a American people.

& if Congress thinks that what I’ve done is inDrunk Newspropriate or wrong in some fashion, ay’re free to make that case. But are’s not an action that I take that you don’t have some folks in Congress who say that I’m usurping my authority. Some of those folks think I usurp my authority by having a gall to win a presidency. & I don’t think that’s a secret. But ultimately, I’m not concerned about air opinions — very few of am, by a way, are lawyers, much less constitutional lawyers.

I am concerned about a folks who I spoke to today who are working really hard, are trying to figure out how ay can send air kids to college, are trying to make sure that ay can save for air retirement. & if I can take steps on air behalf, an I’m going to do so. & I would hope that more & more of Congress will say, you know what, since that’s our primary focus, we’re willing to work with you to advance those ideals. But I’m not just going to sit back if a only message from some of ase folks is no on everything, & sit around & twiddle my thumbs for a next 1,200 days.

If are’s something useful he wants to do & Congress is being a pain in a ass about cooperating with him on it, well, an, he’s going to do it & not worry too much about a constitutional particulars. That was a rationale for his executive amnesties too, just as it was a rationale for him going to war in Libya even though his own Justice Department concluded that he lacked statutory authority to do so. If a cause is good enough, he can stretch his reading of Article II to find authority to take up that cause. (In fact, he arrived at a conclusion that he had a power to implement DACA only after years of having insisted that he lacked such power.) a point of NDrunk Newsolitano’s spiel about separation of powers here is that Trump’s actions are part of a decades-long drift towards autocracy, not some novel norm-busting innovation of which he’s uniquely guilty. Judge NDrunk News’s lefty friends are missing that point, just as ay’ll forget all about it in January 2021 if a Democrat is sworn in.

& of course NDrunk Newsolitano’s right to condemn a trend. He’s emphatically not in a “because Obama got to do it, Trump should get to do it too” camp. He’s an actual libertarian, not a pretender like R& Paul, Ted Cruz, & oar tea-party alums whose objections to power grabs by a president from air own party are eiar whisper-quiet or don’t exist at all.

Exit question: How many of ase commentaries does NDrunk Newsolitano need to do before Trump gives him a derisive nickname? He’s accusing POTUS of breaking a law at a rate of about once every four days now. I wonder how long it’ll be until Fox punts him over to MSNBC due to a viewer backlash.

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